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We came here on a whim, such a fabulous spot. Totally worth a few hours for a visit. So intersting... read more

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Julie P
Narre Warren, Australia
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Interesting site

We called on a day when the house was closed so were only able to view the exterior and the garden... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Get a feel for the lives of the prosperous Victorian family who owned this splendid timber Gothic house with fine gardens.
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40 Gillies Avenue | Epsom, Auckland Central, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
+64 9-524 5729
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a whim, such a fabulous spot. Totally worth a few hours for a visit. So intersting and informative.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Julie P
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We called on a day when the house was closed so were only able to view the exterior and the garden. Well maintained and well restored, a good example of what the well to do would have been trying to achieve/emulate from their homeland at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Alfred Buckland's Gothic mansion is well worth a visit if you are interested in history and architecture. This gem is situated in busy Newmarket - an oasis among modern life. If you are lucky, the ladies that bake muffins and cookies in the original stove,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank EB-Cottage
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Did not realize you could park near home so parked a block away walked up steep hill through thick forest like area to end up at well maintained lawn nice house great views. arrived before it opened to the public but the curator let us...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cali445
Reviewed 2 April 2018

It's a wee bit of the beaten track, hard to think you're in the middle of bustling Newmarket. Enjoying wandering around the house trying to imagine what it would have been to live there in those times. My favourite area was The Boy's Barrack's at...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nzheart299
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We're members of the UK National Trust so we got free entry here. It didn't take long to go round, following the paper guide sheet, plus plenty of information in the first room you start in about the history of the house and the family....More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank cngj
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Picked up a 'Historic Auckland' leaflet in our hotel and we walked over to Highwic from Anzac Avenue (through the park) and what a lovely surprise. Only minutes away from the hustle and bustle but the grounds are beautiful and peaceful. After a short introduction...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Jane W
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This was one of the unexpected highlights of my visit to Auckland. It is only a small house but a beautiful one inside and out. The lady working there was very friendly and gave me an introduction to the history of the house and its...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The Highwic is an interesting place to visit. It is not very big are but you can easily spend a few hours enjoying the lovely garden and the insides of the unique house.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank BeachStone2C
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Went to relative's wedding here, and we got chance to walk around inside the house . It is a gem even souvenirs shop provided so many old skool toys, and beautiful charming ladies : Samantha and Beverly were great host that took us to the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Riyanni D
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Dorothy C
30 September 2015|
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Yes there is parking available.